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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

prescribe

[priskrīb′]
Etymology: L, prae + scribere, to write
1 to write an order for a drug, treatment, or procedure.
2 to recommend or encourage a course of action.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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Each prescriber IIPE was attributed to one of 165 VA medical centers (VAMCs) in the continental United States.
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Before initiating therapy, prescribers should plan how opioids will be discontinued if the therapy fails.
This means taking medicines as prescribed, discussing problems with your prescriber or pharmacist and returning unwanted medicines to your community pharmacy.
In Ohio, prescribers are required to review its Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) upon a patient demonstrating "any signs of possible diversion or abuse", or if the prescriber has the reasonable belief the person will require the medication for at least twelve (12) weeks.
Prescribers, however, will not receive additional compensation for this interaction.
They need to take the lead and talk to colleagues, meet with pharmacists, GPs and other nurse prescribers and just keep it current and a regular occurrence within their practice.
With the acquisition of ZoomMed's ZRx prescriber, Telus Health will become the first Canadian healthcare technology company to offer insurance coverage validation nationally at the moment of prescription.
A good number of prescribers (74%) had advocated for non-pharmacological measures like water vapour inhalation, hot beverages, sialagogues etc, albeit in addition to drug therapy and not as sole remedy, expect one prescriber (Table 6).
73) For example, the FDA, the Center for Disease Control, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency all use prescriber-identifying data to monitor use of controlled substances and to identify prescribers who need time-sensitive safety information.